happy mothers dayIt’s Mother’s Day – make your mom feel like a queen. She deserves it. We have some restaurant suggestions as well as one that offers brunch and a show (or just a show) ….see below.

Happy Mother’s day to all you mothers!

Whiskey Red’s hosts an all day Mother’s day event. The restaurant is known for its raw bar and stunning views!

Here’s a pre-fixe menu that will be offered.

CWhiskeyRedshampagne Buffet Featuring
Breakfast Specialties*
Prime Rib, Leg of Lamb and
Baked Ham Carving Station
Seafood Paella
Crab Legs
Shrimp Cocktail
Chocolate Fountain
And Much More!

Enjoy Specialty Raw Bar Items All Day,
Kids Craft Station and a Flower for Mom!

Adults $49.95 | Children $21.95

What: Mother’s Day
Where: Whiskey Red’s, 13813 Fiji Way Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
When: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310-823-4522
Website: http://www.whiskeyreds.com


In Century City….

Craft Los Angeles; Photo courtesy of Craft Los Angeles

Craft Los Angeles opens its doors for a rare Sunday brunch and dinner for the big day.

Brunch offers assorted pastries, pea tendrils, quinoa and gravlax, along with main course options include huevos rancheros, asparagus risotto, flatiron steak, laskan halibut, diver scallops and more.

Brunch is served 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and pricing is $65 per person, complimentary for children 5 and younger.

Craft’s signature family-style dinner includes a complimentary glass of prosecco for all the mothers at the table. The Mother’s Day dinner is served 5-8:30 p.m and is available a la carte

What: Mother’s Day Dining
Where: Craft Los Angeles, 10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067
When: 10:30 – 2pm (brunch); 5-8:30pm (dinner)
Website: http://www.craftrestaurantsinc.com


Celebrate Mother’s Day with 18th annual ‘MOMentum Place,’ an uncommon afternoon omothers-day-flowersf performance delights at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

This Mother’s Day, the 18th annual MOMentum Place creates a fantastical world of aerial and circus performers, dancers and musicians in Theatricum Botanicum’s rustic outdoor amphitheater.

Bring your mother to honor the MOMentum in her life – always on the go for others. Now, she can sit back, relax and enjoy an uncommon afternoon of performance delights that are kid friendly and full of surprises. For an extra treat, enjoy a scrumptious brunch in Theatricum’s rustic gardens before the performance.

CSun-May8-2016-MOMentum-Place Georgia-Bryanturated by Lexi Pearl; Performers include Eros Biox, Georgia Bryant, Kyla Carter, Madeline Lampard, Alison Lockfeld, Eric Newton, Lexi Pearl, Jacqueline Shaw, Dreya Weber

The outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is terraced into the hillside of the rustic canyon. Audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating. Snacks are available at the Hamlet Hut, and picnickers are welcome before and after the performance.

Performance: $25 advance purchase, $30 at the door
Students with valid ID: $15
Children 12 and under: $10
Brunch: $30

What: Mother’s Day Brunch and a show
Where: Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA 90290 (midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway)
When: Brunch: 12pm – 1:30pm; Performance: 2pm; May 8, 2016
Phone: (310) 455-2322
Website: http://www.theatricum.com


In Santa Monica….


Short Rib, a favorite dish at the Upper West

Upper West will be open for dinner….

If your mom likes food….she will LOVE this restaurant. The food is exquisite. Be sure to bring Mom here if you want to give her a super special treat.

Be aware – Upper West is not open until 5pm (so consider it for a dinner Mother’s day only).

See image: Shortrib…one of my favorite dishes prepared by the incredible Chef Nick Shipp.

What: Oscar Viewing Event
Where: Upper West,  3321 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica
When: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.1111
Wehbsite: http://www.theupperwest.com

Enjoy the weekend, the art, your mom and more – head out there and have a magarita for me…let’s keep Cinco de Mayo going all weekend!